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Fondation terre des hommes seeks to recruit a representative 

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Expérience5 à 10 ans
FonctionsAutre, Gestion de projets/programmes
Secteurs d’activitéAutre, Droits humains

Position Start Date : 15th of April 2019

Duration : 12 months

Location : Juba – South Sudan

Terre des hommes does not set closing dates for this position; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled

Tdh :

Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss organisation for children’s aid. Since 1960, Tdh has helped build a better future for deprived children and their communities, making an impact with innovative and sustainable solutions. Active in more than 45 countries, Tdh works with local and international partners to develop and implement field projects which improve the daily lives of over 3 million children and their relatives, in the domains of health, protection and emergency relief. This engagement is financed by individual and institutional support, with administrative costs kept to a minimum.

Tdh has been working in South Sudan since 2013. In 2016, following the clashes that took place in the Equatoria Region, Yei River State (Former Central Equatoria State) was identified as zone of major humanitarian concern. At the beginning of 2017, Tdh launched a program in Yei town to improve overall child protection outcomes through an integrated approach, including WASH, FSL and education projects.

Tdh implements a full-scale child protection and psychosocial support project in Yei, aimed at supporting the most vulnerable children affected by the conflict, including unaccompanied and separated children, with case management, social services, direct and targeted support and capacity building of local child protection actors.

The security context in Yei remains concerning and attacks against the civilian population in the rural area happen regularly – leading to displacements of populations and access issues for humanitarian workers. With this context in mind, Tdh will implement Education in Emergency programming in areas within Yei River State with identified needs of support for access to education and with little to no access to humanitarian assistance. The project will deliver a two-fold approach to teacher training, providing regular in-service training and supportive supervision for teachers, in addition to partnering with the Yei Teaching Training College to deliver formal training in pedagogical skills to untrained but active teachers. Tdh will ensure mainstreaming of child protection through training on appropriate context related prevention and response mechanisms for child protection risks.

Tdh is also actively exploring new programming opportunities in new locations. Proposal development and assessments are on-going to anticipate a new base opening within 2019. This will present key opportunities to grow and diversify Tdh profile in South Sudan.

Context :

As representative of the organisation, the Country representative coordinates and manages all activities linked to Terre des hommes projects in the posting country: project cycle management, networking, local fund raising, staff management, safety and security, finance and administration, in support of the relevant department leads. He/she supports Terre des hommes local partners. He/she manages and develops the organisation’s intervention strategy jointly with the desk HQ.

Responsibilities :

Strategy and institutional policy :

  • Ensures implementation and compliance to Terre des hommes Foundation Strategic Plan, Terre des hommes regional strategic plan and Terre des hommes thematic policies in the field ;
  • Together with the desk, elaborates, implements and reviews the country strategy for Terre des hommes in South Sudan.

Project cycle management :

  • Manages, supervises and coordinates all the activities related to the implementation of Terre des hommes’s projects in South Sudan according to the proposal guidelines and indicators, budget and work plans ;
  • In consultation with Terre des hommes’s Emergency desk, develops new projects in-line with Terre des hommes strategic plan and thematic policies ;
  • Develops annual and/or project work plans ;
  • Develops monitoring and evaluation systems for all project work ;
  • Together with the Senior Management Team and the project staff, reviews the progress of each project monthly ;
  • With the technical support of the Resource Persons (thematic), monitors the quality of the work carried out and suggests means of improvements ;
  • Assess the efficacy and effectiveness of the work carried out and identifies ways for further improvements.

Reporting :

  • Provides the Desk with quality monthly activity reports and annual reports in line with project objectives and indicators.
  • Provides the Desk and/or the donors with quality intermediate and final project reports as per contract.

Finance :

  • Is responsible for the overall financial management of the delegation ;
  • Ensures a tight follow up of all budgets including donors contracts and takes necessary actions in case of over/under expenditure ;
  • Works with the finance and admin coordinator on budgeting, accounting and auditing as required.

Human resources management :

  • Manages (supervision, support, training, etc.) Terre des hommes employees in South Sudan, expatriates as well as local staff ;
  • Recruits Terre des hommes local staff ;
  • Elaborates, implements and updates the delegation personal policy.

Security Management and context analysis :

  • Responsible for the design and update of the security strategy in the country and validates the security plan, security rules and procedures and defines the mechanisms for managing the safety and security aspects of the mission and the rules and practices to apply in the field ;
  • Responsible for ensuring the monitoring evolution of the context, conducting or updating assessments, risk assessments and security processes ;
  • In case of a security incident, persistent security rumors or sudden change of context, s/he must immediately inform the HQ Desk ;
  • Ensuring appropriate procedures are in place and repsected for monitoring team movement.

Representation and networking :

  • Represents the organisation in the country, particularly to the government, official agencies, other non-governmental agencies, partners and the community ;
  • Ensures that all formalities required by government and other official agencies are properly prepared and punctually presented ;
  • Actively participates in meetings and fora organised by the GO/NGO/UN sectors as relevant to Terre des hommes work in the country ;
  • Liaises strategically with Government representatives as well as with potential in country donors including SDC as a bilateral donor.

Fund raising :

  • Develop and maintain sound relations with potential donors (institutional, local, etc) ;
  • Identifies new funding sources ;
  • Initiates and leads the development of new project proposals ;
  • Secures new contracts.

Administration :

  • Implements and updates Terre des hommes delegation’s rules and procedures ;
  • Ensure that contracts, rules and procedures meet all requirements of national law.

Others :

  • Undertake other duties that may be defined by Terre des homes desk HQ ;
  • Terre des hommes expects that its contractors’ professional conduct reflect proper behaviour in accordance with local culture and traditions. The incumbent assures the moral protection of the name of Terre des hommes and defends in all circumstances the interests of the movement.

Profile :

  • Education: University degree in relevant field ;
  • Language: Excellent oral and writing skills in English C2, French an asset ;
  • At least 5 years previous experience of seniority in an NGO at a management position in the field (expatriation) ;
  • Successful track record of developing humanitarian strategies and securing high levels of funding from institutional donors (OFDA; BPRM; DFID; ECHO; UN; etc.) ;
  • Extensive project management experience (management; planning; staff development and training skills) in emergency · Management experience and strong team leadership qualities ;
  • Excellent knowledge of project cycle management (PCM) and strong command of PCM tools ;
  • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure.

A commitment to excellence; attention to detailPlease be advised that living conditions in the field (volatile security context, basic living conditions, shared showers/toilets, curfew, restriction of movements, etc.) can be challenging and although Tdh does the necessary to ensure security and well being of the staff, people used to a certain level of confort might not feel at ease in the field.

Salary :

Expatriate contract under Swiss regulations 3’800 CHF (~3’300 €) < > 5’200 CHF (~4’500 €) net /month according to experience x 13, Holidays: 25 days per year. Local accommodation and transportation, Health insurance, accident and medical repatriation insurance, return flight.

Tdh Global Code of Conduct and Risk Management Policies :

  • Fully complies with Tdh’s Global Code of Conduct and systematically reports any breach to the Code through the whistleblowing procedure: raises awareness within the Foundation on abuse and violence and the rights deriving therefrom, respecting the rights and dignity of children, members of the communities and our own Staff ;
  • Commits to respecting Risk Management Policies including: Safeguarding Policies (Child Safeguarding Policy, Policy on the Protection against Sexual Exploitation and the Directive on Staff Misconduct at the Workplace), Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption and Prevention of the Financing of Criminal Activities Policies ;
  • Commits to reducing the risk of abuse and harm by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children and the communities in which we intervene in.

We offer an exciting and varied work, useful and meaningful, in a team that wants to make a difference for vulnerable children.

Are you interested? Do you want to face this challenge?

Procedure :

Application files sent through our official website will be processed only if complete (CV + cover letter). Additional documents (diplomas, work certificates, etc.) will be requested at a later stage.

We will be in touch with the shortlisted candidates only in the selection process – with the large number of applications received, we unfortunately cannot provide personal follow-up to the larger candidate pool. Thanks for your understanding.

For any questions you can consult the FAQ below the job advertisements.


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